Performance Today

Mike Begay

Michael Begay at concertNate Ryan/APM

February 24, 2021

Mike Begay is an Indigenous American composer from the Dine nation. He has a new podcast profiling teenage Indigenous composers as they develop their works from page to stage. On today's show, hear music and stories from the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Bobby McFerrin, conductor
Paper Music
Sony 64600

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Jose Bragato: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio
Michael Kim, piano; Maureen nelson, violin; Sarah Lewis, cello
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sundin Hall, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

Piano Puzzler: Contestant is Jane Johnson of Indianapolis, IN

Ahmed Alabaca: Across the Calm Waters of Heaven
Colour of Music Festival Orchestra; Roderick Cox, conductor
Colour of Music Festival, Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC

Hour 2

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer- I Went This Morning Over the Field
Demondrae Thurman, euphonium; Martha Fischer, piano
Songs of a Wayfarer
Summit Records DCD 556

Anthony Barfield: Concerto for Euphonium and Band
Demondrae Thurman, euphonium; Indiana University Wind Ensemble; Dr. Rodney Dorsey, conductor
Indiana University, The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN

Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Gemal Benallie: Dense Forest
Catalyst Quartet
Grand Canyon Music Festival, Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ